A blind law school graduate has won what her lawyers hope is a final ruling from a federal judge in San Francisco vindicating her right to have the technological aids she sought when taking a bar exam.
U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer issued a summary judgment Monday finding that the National Conference of Bar Examiners violated the U.S. Americans with Disabilities Act and California civil rights law when it refused to give Stephanie Enyart the aids she requested.
Breyer also ordered the organization to provide the combination of computer screen magnification and text-reading software sought by Enyart in any exams she takes in the future.
Enyart, 33, who graduated from law school at the University of California at Los Angeles in 2009, began suffering from macular degeneration while in high school, has lost most of her vision and is legally blind.
SF Appeal Online Newspaper
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